There are 2 things you should have in mind about TFS 2015 Upgrading.
1 The database upgrading process will cost much more time than upgrading among Update package of TFS 2013.
2 The dedicated SharePoint integration package is removed and M$ did a shit test again. If you, like me, installed TFS on a server other than SharePoint cluster, now you have to install the whole TFS on all SharePoint servers. After the installation, the upgrading wizard will be popped up but it will failed due to no database can be found. You have to choose to install SharePoint integration role yourself. And after that, you will know that TFS SharePoint integration package 2013 will NOT and NOT ABLE to be removed, lol, just another piece of crap.
For downloading from multiple file hosts, I tried Zevera for a short while.
It’s failed to deal with the URL including encoded characters. For others, it acts quite slow (1~10KB/sec) to my home. I know each software and website has its limitation and I don’t plan to blame Zevera at the beginning.
I googled to try to get a refund after my test. Why I have to google for that? Coz there is no link on their page for refunding and the link provided from the support forum is wrong. Here is the policy I got: http://api.zevera.com/RefundPolicy.aspx.
If you are not satisfied with your premium account you can request a refund in the first 5 days if you haven’t downloaded more than 8 GB or more than 10 different files.
At the moment I emailed them, it’s just 2 hours passed from my payment, and no more than 5 files nor 500MB data is downloaded. Since the day I write this, after 7 days, no response, no refund, nothing.
After 3 days, I mail them to get a support about refund and provide a link that cannot be downloaded. The sad thing is after the mail sent, the host of that link died. One day later, the response of that email is the link is dead and “Your refund request cannot be approved at this time.” Yes, you get it, as they said “if you are not satisfied” is not a reason acceptable at all. I replied the mail with another link with encoded characters in URL, no response again.
If you find there is something wrong and prove to them, they will just ignore you. If you want a refund with your problem, they will not accept that.
How many people in the same boat? I don’t know. Because talking about refund in official forum is not allowed. “REFUND REQUEST – All topics with refund request will be deleted!” as they said.
I’ve migrated this site from my server in Japan to a Windows Azure hosted server in Hong Kong. OS of server has also been changed from CentOS to Windows. Hope it works well.
Theme is changed coz the old one is not compatible with IIS…
Update: New server (Windows Azure A1) is really really slower than the previous one hosted by Linode.
Update 2: Sometimes, Windows Server 2012 R2 is not responded. None of network connection can be made, including RDP and HTTP. Azure says it’s still running. After a manually reboot, get lots of network related errors in event log like:
The VM and host networking components failed to negotiate protocol version ‘5.0’
The VM and host networking components successfully negotiated protocol version ‘4.0’
Miniport NIC ‘Microsoft Hyper-V Network Adapter #4’ connected
The miniport ‘Microsoft Hyper-V Network Adapter #4’ was successfully initialized
Miniport NIC ‘Microsoft Hyper-V Network Adapter #4’ restarted